United We Stand to Achieve Sustainable Development
Credit: United Nations Office for South-South CooperationBy Deepali Khanna and Siddharth ChatterjeeBANGKOK / BEIJING, Sep 12 2022 (IPS) The world today faces a future that is in peril. Our challenges have become more complex and interconnected, as we see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an uneven economic recovery, a climate emergency, growing inequalities, and an increase in conflicts globally. This year also marks a grim milestone, with over 100 million people forcibly displaced. These events accompany increasing division in the community of nations which threatens to push the achievement of the Sustainable Develop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deepali Khanna and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Global Headlines Health Inequality Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs South-South Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

1980s ’ Redux? New context, Old Threats
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 6 2022 (IPS) As rich countries raise interest rates in double-edged efforts to address inflation, developing countries are struggling to cope with slowdowns, inflation, higher interest rates and other costs, plus growing debt distress. Rich countries’ interest rate hikes have triggered capital outflows, currency depreciations and higher debt servicing costs. Developing country woes have been worsened by commodity price volatility, trade disruptions and less foreign exchange earnings. Anis ChowdhuryRising debt risks Almost 60% of the poorest countries...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Financial Crisis Global Headlines TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Trauma exposure and mental health outcomes among male truck drivers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study - Michalopoulos LM, Jiwatram-Negr ón T, Meinhart M, Ncube N, Simona SJ.
The purpose of this study is to examine potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and adverse mental health outcomes among long distance truck drivers in Zambia. This is the first study to quantitatively investigate PTE exposure and mental health outcomes among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The role of comprehensive sexuality education on child sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy among secondary school learners - Chibuye S, Kumatongo B.
The introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in the Zambian school curriculum has raised debate among stakeholders. Despite the Ministry of Education using Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a way of reducing various challenges faced by le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association between sexual violence and unintended pregnancy among married women in Zambia - Kasonde ME, Bwalya BB, Nyirenda ET, Mapoma CC, Sikaluzwe M, Chimpinde K, Songolo GI.
BACKGROUND: One of the outcomes of sexual violence is unintended pregnancy. In Zambia, 15% of married women age 15-49  years had experienced sexual violence from their husband or partner. The prevalence of unintended pregnancies among women age 15-49 year... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A US dentist is accused of killing his wife on safari in Zambia. He says she accidentally discharged the gun
#dentist (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Call to Action - Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centres in Africa
[Africa CDC] On the sidelines of 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union and the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (MYCM) of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECS), in Lusaka, Zambia, 16th July 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Zema Boss Calls for Stronger Collaboration On Pesticides, Toxic Substances Control
[Times of Zambia] The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) Director General, Douty Chibamba has noted the need to strengthen collaboration with other relevant authorities at points of entry in relation to Pesticides and Toxic Substances (PTS) control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: A Sewage Plant, Surveillance and Polio Fight in Zambia
[WHO-AFRO] Lusaka -- Environmental surveillance teams across Zambia are instrumental to the country's polio eradication programme. Since the outbreak of wild poliovirus in Malawi in February 2022, they have stepped up efforts for early detection as five countries in south-eastern Africa bolster the drive to vaccinate children and halt the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: HIV Control Approaches May Not Work for TB - Lessons From South Africa and Zambia
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Around 9.9 million people around the world fell ill with the disease in 2020 and an estimated 1.5 million people died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparative effectiveness of in-person vs. remote delivery of the Common Elements Treatment Approach for addressing mental and behavioral health problems among adolescents and young adults in Zambia: protocol of a three-arm randomized controlled trial - Figge CJ, Kane JC, Skavenski S, Haroz E, Mwenge M, Mulemba S, Aldridge LR, Vinikoor MJ, Sharma A, Inoue S, Paul R, Simenda F, Metz K, Bolton C, Kemp C, Bosomprah S, Sikazwe I, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: In low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), there is a substantial gap in the treatment of mental and behavioral health problems, which is particularly detrimental to adolescents and young adults (AYA). The Common Elements Treatment Approach (C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zambia: Herbicides Threaten Edible Weeds in Zambia - That May Be Bad News for Local Food Security
[The Conversation Africa] The use of herbicides - substances that control unwanted plants - is on the rise across Africa. This trend has been referred to by some researchers as the "herbicide revolution". This trend is driven by cheap herbicides flooding into the continent from Asia and global agrochemical companies discovering Africa's emerging markets. Also, rural wages have risen due to rural-urban migration and structural transformation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: 'Mushrooming Clinics Offering Unsafe Abortions'
[Times of Zambia] A RETIRED midwife on the Copperbelt has expressed concern over the alleged mushrooming of private surgery clinics that are offering unsafe abortions in various townships. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production
Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British Medical Journal,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Judith Mackay and Leonce Dieudonne Leonce Tags: Child Labour Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

AI algorithm estimates gestational age of fetus on par with trained sonographer
New research published in NEJM examined  the use of an AI algorithm in Zambia and North Carolina.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news